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Funding boost for People’s Community Garden

Published28th December 2017

ActivLives is celebrating after receiving £20,000 to fund a project, “Bee Amazed”,to enable people of all abilities to get involved in helping bees thrive, as well as taking an active part in conserving the local environment, thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.

The project launches in the New Year with a beekeeping course and a fact-finding visit to a bee discovery centre. 

The funding boost from Postcode Local Trust will enable ActivLives People’s Community Garden to provide opportunities for a diverse range of groups, including local families, young people, older people, and people with disabilities, to develop skills and build confidence to volunteer.

As part of the project, ActivLives are encouraging new volunteers to help develop an outdoor classroom and wildflower meadow, as well as a “Bee Amazed” learning hive for humans, with information on the life-cycle of bees.

ActivGardens Development Manager Susannah Robirosa said: “We would like to thank players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for helping us to help bees – vital for a healthy environment and the maintenance of our own food chain – as well as provide opportunities for local people to get involved. Please come and visit us and join in!”

To book your place on theBee-keeping course: Mondays 22 & 29 January; 5, 19  & 26 February 2018 at 1.30-3.30pm or to join the educational visit to BuzzWorks Bee Discovery Centre, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, on Thursday 22 February, please call ActivLives on 01473 345 350 or contact Project Co-ordinator Danny Thorrington on 07532 794173 or danny@activlives.org.uk